Popular streaming service Spotify has released statistics for the past one year, with Drake emerging the platform’s most valuable act.
Drake’s 4th studio album, Views, was the most streamed album on the platform and his collaboration with Wizkid and Kyla, One Dance, named the most streamed song of the year.
One Dance is actually the most streamed song in Spotify’s history, a record it broke in October. It has currently amassed over 960 million streams. In total, Drake was streamed a total of 4.7 billion times. It’s more than double of his 1.8 billion streams in 2015, which had also earned him the most streamed artiste title.
His performance didn’t seem to be affected that he is signed to Spotify’s biggest competitor, Apple Music. The numbers could certainly have been higher, considering that Views was exclusive to Apple Music for the first two weeks.
Justin Bieber was able to get the second place off the strength of his Purpose album, while Rihanna came in at third. American duo Twenty One Pilots were in 4th place, while Kanye West rounded out the top 5.
The second most streamed song of the year was Mike Posner’s I Took A Pill In Ibiza, followed by The Chainsmokers’ Don’t Let Me Down.
Former One Direction singer Zayn was named the Breakout Artiste of the year. Metallica, Enrique Iglesias, Nina Simone and Bob Marley leading in the metal, latin, jazz and reggae categories respectively.